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Lonnie Johnson Coloring Page

Dr. Lonnie Johnson is a mechanical and nuclear engineer. After graduate school, he joined the US Air Force, and later worked at NASA’s Jet Propulsion…

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Filter Smoke with Duct Fan Bin

Smoke from wildfires and dust in the air can make it difficult to breathe sometimes. If you live in a place with lots of particulates…

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Box Fan Filter Instructions

Why Filter the Air? ScienceWorks is located in Oregon, where we are having some wildfires right now. There is quite a bit of smoke, dust,…

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Turn Your Room Into a Camera Obscura

What is a camera obscura? While it might have “camera” in its name, a camera obscura is actually more like a projector. It is a…

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DNA Photographer Rosalind Franklin

DNA Photographer: Spotlight Scientist Rosalind Franklin was born in London in 1920, and decided by age 15 that she wanted to be a scientist. Rosalind…

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Mars 2020 Video Series

Welcome, Mars fans! Later this summer, NASA will launch the Mars Rover Perseverance. Since ancient times, humans have been fascinated with Mars. It has earned…

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Engineering: Spotlight on Willie Klassen

Engineers design and make many of the objects around us. Willie Klassen is an engineer who works at Schilling Robotics. Learn more about how Willie…

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Galaxy Collision Simulator

 Galaxy Collision Simulator Instructions Quick start – try these two icon buttons – try pressing the Rewind Simulation icon (in pink) to restart the…

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Buoyancy Testing: Will it Sink or Float?

Buoyancy Buoyancy is the upward force of a fluid on an object that is immersed in it. Put simply, the more buoyant an object is,…

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Mae Jemison Featured Scientist

Meet Mae Jemison Mae Jemison is today’s featured scientist in the spotlight. Mae Jemison was born in Alabama in 1956, and grew up in Illinois.…

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What Does a Wildlife Forensics Scientist Do?

There are many kinds of science in the world, and even a greater variety of scientists who practice them! Today, Maya is talking with Johnnie…

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Build a Diddley-Bow Stringed Musical Instrument

DIY Diddley-Bow Objective: To build a basic diddley-bow in this do it yourself activity. The diddley-bow is an instrument much older than a viol, harp,…

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